Compassion Coaching provides support, guidance, and tools to discover greater ease and more joy in all areas of your life. None of us is broken. None of us needs fixing. We simply need to reconnect with that part of us that knows what we need in order to thrive.
We draw on your own embodied wisdom, which is rich and vast. Together we identify and shift the obstacles that have blocked that wisdom from leading your way.
It's a process of exploring, discovering, uncovering, and unbinding. It's a courageous path and it is open to everyone.
We were all born with access to the truth of who we are. Babies are born with an embodied self that knows what they want, what they need, and what they like. Babies demand attention and care without worrying that they're going to upset or inconvenience someone. They don't worry about what others may think. They have nothing to DO but express their needs. They have no inhibition. They don't know embarrassment, shame, or the word "should."
Conditioning sets in very quickly, installing beliefs and stories that obscure that innate and embodied knowing self. Those beliefs and stories lead us away from what is true and cause us to suffer.
Our coaching relationship starts with establishing a sense of safety together. As the client, you are always the one deciding where to go and how deep to dive. All parts of you are good and worthy of our kind attention. I'll help you explore, listen, and sense inwardly. We'll disentangle the stories about yourself from the essence of your self. Accessing the compassion and wisdom of self is a practice - the more you do it, the more it comes naturally when you need it.
I have always been an insatiable learner. The healing modalities I draw on are broad and deep. They include Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work), the neurobiology of stress and trauma, Buddhist philosophy and psychology, mindfulness, self-compassion, Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and Functional Medicine. These are combined with data and research, as well as my own lived experience of being human in a challenging human body.
Each coaching collaboration is unique, tailored to your goals, experiences, and gifts. My clients tell me I am kind, wise, and deeply caring. They tell me they feel safe, comfortable, seen, and heard. They say I listen deeply and I "get it" on a deep level. I see it as simply reflecting back to them the beauty and wholeness that are already there.
In my clients' words:
"Dana gets me like no one else, and she's been an incredible resource and confidant as I've navigated the waters of health care and my relationship with my body. She is completely flexible and will adapt her practice to make sure she's meeting your changing needs...whether it's being a shoulder to cry on, a person to bounce ideas off or a friend who helps you reorganize life. For me, Dana has been a lifesaver."
"Dana, thank you so much for offering hope. You seem to be a natural with tuning in to people and knowing what to do. you are a model of compassion, support and knowledge for all in the health and healing field to follow!""
"Dana will help you feel safe, comfortable, seen, and heard. She really cares. She GETS it because she has lived through it, and her expertise is impressive."